Return of events to campus framework
Updated Tuesday 20 July 2021
During the pandemic, activities on campus will continue to be focussed at research, education and the student experience and these will remain a high priority. From 19 July there will be a gradual return to campus for other activities and events.
|COVID risk or Government tiers/restrictions||Events activities permitted|
|No pandemic||College returns to normal activity and normal H&S policy and arrangements apply.|
|No restrictions – pandemic being managed||Capacity at College exceeds requirements for student experience, education and research on campus. Other activities return to campus. Gradual return of all events. Adherence to College COVID safety policy and arrangements required.|
From 19 July 2021
No restrictions – pandemic not fully controlled
High COVID positive case rates in the community
|In-person events can be held indoors & outdoors in COVID secure areas in line with local arrangements and risk assessments. Only events that do not impact on capacity required for teaching, research and student experience are allowed. Awaydays and in person meetings can resume on campus. Adherence to College COVID safety policy and arrangements required.|
|From 17 May 2021||In-person events can be held indoors and outdoors at 50% venue capacity. Only events that do not impact on capacity required for teaching, research and student experience are allowed. Event organisers must ensure in particular:
|From 12 April 2021||No in-person events held indoors and up to max 6 delegates in outside events but only if this does not impact capacity reserved for teaching, student experience and research. Continue with online events wherever practical. No away days. Exceptional events can take place subject to approval. Essential visitors only.|
|Lockdown||No in-person events and continue with online events wherever practical. Essential visitors only. No away days.|
|Download a pdf version of the events returning to campus framework|
Please note that the dates cited here reflect the Government road map at the time of developing the framework and may be subject to change.
- This framework is applicable to all College campuses throughout the academic year, including holiday periods.
- In all cases a risk assessment specific to the event must be undertaken, which considers the space, the activity, attendees, hospitality provisions and COVID secure requirements.
- During the phased return of events, priorities will be defined and approved by local teams. Cumulative risks when several events are happening should be considered as part of the approval system.
- Please note that the College has flexibility for the number of participants in business and educational events in line with government guidance, however the framework aims to limit the number of people on site during the restrictions so research, education and the student experience are not adversely impacted. Exceptional events are not restricted to a maximum of six participants as they will be subject to a separate justification and approval system.